Invisalign vs. Braces: Pros & Cons

Crooked, misaligned teeth can be uncomfortable, unappealing, and unhealthy. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of orthodontic options you can use to straighten your teeth and enhance your smile. According to Humana Dental, “over four million people in the U.S. wear braces, … Continue reading

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Why is it Important to Save Natural Teeth?

Tooth restoration technology is more advanced than it has ever been. With state-of-the-art dental implants and beautiful crowns, we truly are in the twenty-first century of dentistry. In fact, artificial teeth are so durable, attractive, and versatile that some people may even begin … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Nighttime Jaw Pain

At the end of a long day, it can be easy to shrug off seemingly small aches and pains. If you realize most nights when you get into bed that your jaw is sore, notice it popping during your evening … Continue reading

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6 Summer Treats That Aren’t Bad for Your Oral Health

With summer in full swing, it’s time to relax by the pool, throw a big barbecue, or chill out and watch a movie with the family. These activities are even more fun with your favorite snacks. Unfortunately, many summer staples … Continue reading

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All About Dental Implants

Are there gaps in your smile? According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, “35 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws,” with many more missing one or a few teeth. Living with gaps in your … Continue reading

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Is Lemon Water Bad For My Teeth?

You might order your water at lunch with a bright yellow lemon wedge. Perhaps you squeeze a bit of lemon into hot water on a cold day. Maybe you make yourself a lemon water to start your day. These all … Continue reading

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The Different Types of Taste Buds

Sweet candies, sour citrus, savory steak, bitter dark chocolate, salty pickles…taste is one of our most important senses. The flavors of food and drink are part of what makes life fun. Our ability to taste them comes, in large part, … Continue reading

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Should It Hurt When I Brush or Floss My Teeth

You’ve probably heard it repeatedly from your dentist, and may have even heard it directly from Dr. Cindy Flanagan: you absolutely need to brush and floss your teeth every day. However, as most of us would admit, knowing you need to do … Continue reading

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3 Strange Things That Can Happen To Your Mouth

Your mouth is one of your most intricate body parts. Filled with teeth, gums, papillae, saliva, and more, your oral cavity forms its own complex world. At our Houston dental practice, Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our team help patients maintain healthy mouths … Continue reading

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Can The Foods You Eat Affect Your Teeth?

Food is one of life’s great joys. Perhaps the best reason to maintain a healthy mouth is so that you can enjoy scrumptious snacks and delicious dishes. At our Houston dental practice, Dr. Cindy Flanagan and our team help patients improve every … Continue reading

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